4 thoughts on “Summer 2013 (Bike Riding)”

  1. “RUMOR’S FLY LIKE ARROWS
    FRUITFLIES LIKE BANANAS…”

    Man, oh, man! I don’t think I have ever seen a joke messed up so badly! What a great illustration of the importance of grammar and the importance of understanding the joke! And the poor guy wore that in public, eh? Whoooeeee! Thanks.

    == Michael

    1. GEE, thanks for the Gold Star. I’ll keep coming back here. I just wish I had written the pun in the first place–or said it; it works just as well spoken or written.
      “Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.”
      What a tangle of verb and noun, abstract and concrete, singular and plural, all hanging on that apparent yet ultimately jarring parallelism.

      Here’s one that cannot be spoken–it only works when written out.
      “There are 10 kinds of people in the world–those who understand binary arithmetic and those who don’t.”

      I’ll stop now. You’re welcome.
      == MIchael

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